I am a Consultant Neurogastroenterologist and Director of
R&D for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation
I am Director of the Durham Constipation Service which acts as a
tertiary referral centre for severe constipation in the North of
England. As a neurogastroenterologist, I also see patients with
chronic vomiting. The service is based on core values of
patient centred-ness, innovation and multi-disciplinary care.
Research interests include assessment methods in patients with
severe constipation; understanding the patient perspective, and
development of novel therapies.
I have been active in promoting regional research, and have been
strongly involved with the Comprehensive Local Research Network in
the region. I was member of the founding CLRN Executive and GI
Specialty Group lead. I am a member of the BSG
Neurogastroenterology section committee and research committee, and
am affiliated with Durham University.
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital